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Old 05-14-2020, 03:34 PM   #31
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Re meat: I've heard similar stories on the news; one was about potatoes in Belgium. People are strongly encouraged to eat as much of them as they can because Belgium has too much. Can't export I guess. Funny because Belgium is famous for its "french" fries.
 
Old 05-15-2020, 01:22 PM   #32
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I think the flour and buckets are, like the Guardian article linked before explained about flour, things which aren't usually sold much but are suddenly in demand just because a 10% increase of a small number seems more significant than of a larger one. The other food products are very mass-produced so demand will go up and down as a matter of course and ramping up production won't be difficult as they are prepared for it.
 
Old 05-15-2020, 02:58 PM   #33
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Funny because Belgium is famous for its "french" fries.
With mayonnaise on them. Ewww. Sorry I could not resist that.
 
Old 05-17-2020, 12:06 AM   #34
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With mayonnaise on them. Ewww. Sorry I could not resist that.
Are you from around that European region? I ask because I wonder, in case you are not living in Europe, that mayos might be different in, lets say 'around here' and the States, for example.
That revulsion against mayo and fries is quite high there, at least from my experience.

I think mayo on fries is better than ketchup (although there's a German curry ketchup brand that, when mixed with mayo turns into ambrosia), but I also enjoy eggs with potatoes more than, let's say, potatoes with tomatoes, and mayo is basically just an egg sauce.
Mhh, that slightly vinegary aroma, mixed with the savory scent of fried potatoes for the nose, and then the salty, potatoey goodness with that faint hint of vinegar again while the rich mayo rounds off the experience with some stomach filling egg based fattiness.

So good, but maybe it really is crazy to do this, I mean I showed people our various 'aspic' dishes and the consensus was that it looks like plastic alien food with stock foto food textures projected on them.
Lol.
Or, coming back to fries, fry prongs. That one earned some amusement as well, to have special prongs for fries.
 
Old 05-17-2020, 01:00 AM   #35
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i usually get salad and mayo with my fries. :P
 
Old 05-17-2020, 02:19 AM   #36
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^ sounds good!
  • low-fat mayo sucks. Looks and tastes like plastic. Mayo should NOT contain water or starch or worse. Only egg, oil, vinegar (mustard), spices, salt. So, if you said "Ewww", maybe you thought of low-fat mayo.
  • that german curry ketchup! Glorious stuff.
Now, back to serious matters, like the unavailability of certain foods during this crisis!
 
Old 05-17-2020, 03:26 AM   #37
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Now, back to serious matters, like the unavailability of certain foods during this crisis!
i ordered groceries via internet and they didnt have sugar or strawberry *kissel which i put on my porridge at mornings.

*is this correct word?
 
Old 05-17-2020, 05:12 AM   #38
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Flour and pasta is plentiful, but good luck trying to get toilet paper because their isn't any at all. Depending on stores there are restrictions on canned vegetables and very little frozen vegetables. For about a month you couldn't get any half&half but now you can. Prices are going up.
 
Old 05-17-2020, 01:25 PM   #39
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Flour and pasta is plentiful, but good luck trying to get toilet paper because their isn't any at all. Depending on stores there are restrictions on canned vegetables and very little frozen vegetables. For about a month you couldn't get any half&half but now you can. Prices are going up.
There's still a toilet paper shortage? Wow.
 
Old 05-17-2020, 08:52 PM   #40
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I've read that, in addition to the hoarding, one of the issues with toilet paper is that rolls designed to be sold to commercial customers tend to be too large for the average home dispenser, so just redirecting commercial shipments to the for-home market is not an option.

We went to our local supermarket today about lunch time and were able to score one of about a half-dozen packages of toilet paper, one of the last two packages of paper towels, and one of the last three three-packs of facial tissues that were left by that time of day. It's the first time we saw toilet paper in that store in a month and a half.

Meanwhile, about six months ago, my girlfriend purchased three bidet attachments on a whim (her daughter lives in Japan and had been talking about how nice bidets are). They have all been attached.

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Old 05-18-2020, 11:12 AM   #41
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Stocks seem to be almost back to normal in London. I was amused today to see the biggest supermarket in the high street is now selling 12 kg catering packs of flour!
 
Old 05-18-2020, 01:16 PM   #42
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There used to be very good toilet paper jokes in the Eastern Bloc, maybe they can be dusted off now?

Here's one:
Quote:
Q: Which is more useful newspapers or television?
A: Newspapers, of course. You can't wipe your ass with a TV.
Another one:
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A man is walking down the street carrying a 12-roll pack of toilet paper. People surround him, all excited: "Where'd you get that?" The man answers, "I just got it back from the dry cleaner's!"

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they didnt have sugar or strawberry *kissel which i put on my porridge at mornings.
No sugar at all? Not even organic, or cane sugar, or cubes?
No strawberry, or no kiisseli at all? Not even blueberry?
Because that has been my experience in the past months: the shops are full, I just have to adjust my habits a little.
(And yes, I go into the shop. I live on the outskirts and my nearest shop is actually a megamart and it closes at 11pm, so I can go late with few people)

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*is this correct word?
Apparently it is, though I never used/heard it outside of Finland ("kiisseli").
To a German I'd describe it as "Kaltschale".
 
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No sugar at all? Not even organic, or cane sugar, or cubes?
No strawberry, or no kiisseli at all? Not even blueberry?
yea, for some reason they didn't have sugar or "kiisseli".
keep in mind that i ordered my groceries via internet, my local s-market has sugar and kissel.
 
  


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